Ivonne M. García: Gothic Geoculture

Ssroads between colonialism slavery and transamericanity Specifically looking at a period of colonial anxiety between 1830 and 1890 García xposes the ways some writers code Cuba as dangerous and destructive demonstrating how these transamerican figurations created a series of uncanny simultaneities that xpand on and complicate the ways we understand how Cuba and the hemisphere were imagined at that time  .

In the nineteenth century the island of Cuba was a popular site for US travelers who wrote dozens of travelogues about their xperiences At the same time Cuban His L.A. Cinderella exiles living in the United Statesscaping from Spanish colonial repression wrote about their island and about their US A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, experiences Within the trove of writings about Cuba in relation to slavery and a rising USmpire in the region Ivonne M García?.

??s  Gothic Geoculture Nineteenth Century Representations of Cuba in the Transamerican Imaginary shows how a group of writers on both sides used the language of fear to construct gothicizations of the island and of the United States through tropes of corruption doubleness and monstrosity García coins the term “gothic geoculture” to show Cuba’s identity in the nineteenth century as xisting at the cro.

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